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31 January 2011


Lots of catching up on your posts. I love the Flatiron Bldg. so thanks for bringing this book to my attention. Today no one would ever give it that nickname as I don't think people iron anymore (let alone call them flatirons). If you stand on State Street in Madison at about the intersection of Gorham St., you will notice every intersection from there to the Capitol has triangular buildings on two, if not all four, corners.

I'm so glad you commented on this post! It's been one of my favorite books of the year so far (and actually, last year too)--just very accessible and the right amount of detail--by the time you're "done" with the story, the book is done!

I love the Flatiron Bldg too (as well as NYC in general) so I hope you enjoy this one too. Let me know what you think!

I LOVE State St. too, although I've had some depressing times on State St. (watching shoplifting at the Exclusive Co. and crazy sports fans smash the street lights because their stupid football team WON the game count as two low points)--but the history and architecture? Gorgeous. Is there a good book around just on State St.?

The book that might interest you is Zane Williams' "Double Take' where he used old photos and reshot the same location (same time of day, year, camera angle) today. Very interesting and lovely (and sometimes depressing) book. You should also consider taking the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation State St. tour when they restart in the spring. Lots of fun and very informative!

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